Breweries are struggling with the sudden demand of aluminum cans as customers rely on takeout orders.
Breweries are struggling with the sudden demand of aluminum cans as customers rely on takeout orders.
This week, Obama found cause to again praise the congressman, and in doing so grasp more firmly than ever before the mantle of not just Lewis, but his entire generation who struggled for the most fundamental rights of American citizenship. Delivering a eulogy at the Atlanta funeral of Lewis, who died aged 80 after contracting pancreatic cancer, Obama said the congressman believed “that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage”. Yet while Obama's speech was partly concerned with the now sepia-hued struggle of Lewis and colleagues such as Dr Martin Luther King, it was also very much about the present, and the fight – here in the summer of 2020, 55 years after the passage of th...
A Florida couple who was caught breaking quarantine rules despite testing positive for the coronavirus was jailed on Wednesday, according to state officials. Officials allege that Jose Antonio Freire Interian and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez repeatedly ignored orders to self-isolate after neighbors filmed them walking the dog, going for groceries, and washing their car. The couple was released from jail early on Thursday after posting a $1,000 bond.
Thousands marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic, saying they violated people's rights and freedoms. The gathering, estimated by police at 17,000, included libertarians, constitutional loyalists and anti-vaccination activists. There was also a small far-right presence with some marchers carrying Germany's black, white and red imperial flag.
The I Marine Expeditionary Force tweeted on August 2 that searching would cease for the eight service members who went missing after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California. The accident took place during a routine training exercise near the island of San Clemente on July 30, according to the US Marine Corps. A statement says that there is "little probability of a successful rescue given the circumstances of the incident."
For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of global health initiatives, leading the fight against diseases such as HIV, malaria and Ebola. "That's the most impactful money ever" when it comes to bringing the pandemic to an end, Bill Gates told USA TODAY. Since early May, Gates has been quietly advocating for the United States to retake its leadership role in global public health.
Egypt has invited billionaire Elon Musk to visit the country and see for himself that its famous pyramids were not built by aliens. The SpaceX boss had tweeted what appeared to be support for conspiracy theorists who say aliens were involved in the colossal construction effort. The tombs discovered in the 1990s are definitive evidence, experts say, that the magnificent structures were indeed built by ancient Egyptians.
A Texas city commissioner was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with police and a sheriff's deputy who had responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home, authorities said. Officers who responded to the call Thursday at Sullivan City Commissioner Gabriel Salinas' home in Mission found his 39-year-old girlfriend with severe wounds caused by a knife or machete and her 4-year-old son with a head injury, said Robert Dominguez, the police chief in Mission, which sits along the Mexico border not far from Texas' southern tip. They then encountered Salinas, 39, who opened fire, leading the officers to fire back, Dominguez said.
Lieutenant Madeline Swegle, who made history as the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot, received her Wings of Gold on Friday. "I'm excited to have this opportunity to work harder and fly high performance jet aircraft in the fleet," Swegle said in a statement released by the Navy. Swegle is the @USNavy's first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month.
As presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden prepares to announce his vice presidential pick, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll finds that a majority of Democrats believe he should tap a Black woman to join him on the ticket in November. Sixty percent of Democrats think it's important for him to select a Black woman, though only 25 percent believe it's “very important” that he do so. Four Black women are on the vice presidential shortlist, according to Biden himself, though other prominent non-Black women of color remain competitive finalists.
Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset. I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly. As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies — was Donald Trump.
REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity A slew of court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were unsealed in federal court Friday. They include testimony from Virginia Roberts Giuffre accusing former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz of having sex with her while she was sex trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell's direction. Dershowitz has adamantly denied the allegations over the years, and on Friday again tried to defend himself in a statement to Insider.
In Vallejo, California, a former police captain is alleging a secretive ritual that has triggered an independent investigation into the city's embattled police force: he says some officers involved in fatal shootings since 2000 bent the tips of their star-shaped badges to mark each time they killed someone in the line of duty. Former Vallejo police Capt. John Whitney, a 19-year department veteran and former SWAT commander who was fired from his job last August, first described the alleged tradition in an interview published this week by Open Vallejo. According to the unaffiliated news outlet, officers involved in fatal shootings marked those incidents with backyard barbecues and were initiated into a "secretive clique" that included curving one of the tips of their seven-point sterling silver badge.
National Hurricane Center The governors of Virginia and North Carolina have declared states of emergency and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared an emergency for some counties in Hurricane Isaias' path. The National Weather Service said Saturday morning that it expected the hurricane to hit parts of Florida's east coast by Saturday night and Sunday after hitting the Bahamas. Gov. DeSantis signed an executive order on Friday declaring a state of emergency for 19 counties including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19 after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive in recent days. Grijalva, D-Ariz., is asymptomatic and in self-quarantine at his residence in the Washington area, his spokesman, Geoff Nolan, said. It isn't clear how Grijalva contracted the virus, but the hearing with Gohmert, R-Texas, is a possibility.
It was perhaps the biggest collection of wealth and power ever gathered on one video call - and I'm not talking about the members of the House Judiciary Committee. In this week's Tech Tent podcast, I ask whether the Congressional hearing with the tech titans has done anything to curb the power of these immensely wealthy businesses. Listen to the latest Tech Tent podcast on BBC Sounds Listen live every Friday at 15.00 GMT on the BBC World Service Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google's Sundar Pichai and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are all accustomed to speaking without interruption, with their colleagues hanging on their every word.
A Connecticut man allegedly decapitated his landlord after he was told he needed to move out over overdue rent, police said. Jerry David Thompson was arrested and charged with murder for allegedly beheading his landlord, Victor King, who rented him out a room in his home in Hartford, Connecticut. The altercation between the pair first started after the Hartford Police Department responded to a 911 phone call from Mr King, 64, on Saturday.
Johnson said the quick transition to digital learning posed challenges for families who didn't own personal computers, didn't own enough devices, or had devices that weren't equipped with the software needed to tune in to classes online. "When they can't connect because they lack the technology, it instantly means they're not learning," said Johnson. "If I'm teaching a class and it's via Zoom, they're missing that instruction.
The "alarms are going off," New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned as the coronavirus transmission rate hit its highest level in three months.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has long said there is one quality in a vice presidential pick that he values above all: the ability to be “simpatico” with him. And only one vice presidential shortlist finalist — former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice — boasts a long personal and professional relationship with the former vice president. The pair worked closely during the Obama years, and she is considered a member of Biden's inner circle.
That's because in the Democratic primary the Kansas state senator Barbara Bollier is the heavy favorite to win her party's nomination and then run a competitive general election campaign fueled by a large war chest of cash. That prospect is sharpened because Republicans are having to go through a bloody primary between the Kansas congressman Roger Marshall and former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, the immigration hardliner and former Republican nominee for governor whose unpopularity – should he win the nod – could hand the Democrats a vital Senate seat they would never normally hope to win.